Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main islands of Kyushu (with Okinawa's subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial) and Hokkaido (famous for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is known for skyscrapers, shopping and pop culture.
Activities: Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi, Dōtonbori, Kinkaku-ji, Yasaka Shrine, Mt. Fuji, Oshino Hakkai, Maples Corridor, Lake Ashi, Ōwakudani, Yokohama, Tsukiji Market, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Sensō-ji
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After you arrival meet our guide at the airport. then transfer to the hotel.
We start the day at Osaka Castle Park, a public urban park and historical site which occupies a large area in the city centre of Osaka. We then visit Shinsaibashi, the city’s main shopping area. At its centre is Shinsaibashi suji, a covered shopping street. Associated with Shinsaibashi, is Amerika mura , an American themed shopping area and the centre of Osaka’s youth culture. Here you will find a large selection of major stores and boutiques. We end the day at Dōtonbori, a popular nightlife and entertainment area characterised by its eccentric atmosphere and large illuminated signboards. Overnight stay at Hotel New Hankyu Osaka or similar.
Today we visit one of the most popular buildings in Japan - the Zen Buddhist temple Kinkaku-ji, ofﬁcially named Rokuon-ji, in Kyoto. Included is a visit to the Yasaka Shrine, once called Gion Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto, founded over 1350 years ago. A dance stage stands in front of the main halls displaying of hundreds of lanterns that get lit in the evenings. Overnight stay at Yamagishi Ryokan Hotel Fujikawaguchiko Hotel or similar.
Today we visit the spectacular active volcano, Mt. Fuji. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. It is considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. ˙Oshino Hakkai (Springs of Mount Fuji) is a tourist destination at Oshino village. Hakkai literally means “eight seas” but its actually eight ponds! Maples Corridor or "Momiji Kairou" at Lake Kawaguchi is one of the best places to see the famous red leaves of Japan. Momiji means red leaves and a "Momiji Matsuri" festival is held every year from the end of October to mid-November. Here visitors experience unique road stalls and romantic night illumination, making it a very popular tourist destination during November.
Lake Ashi, also referred to as Hakone Lake or Ashinoko Lake, is a scenic lake in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshū, Japan. It is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, a complex volcano that last erupted in 1170 CE at Owakudani. The lake is known for its views of Mt. Fuji, its numerous hot springs, historical sites, and ryokan. Ōwakudani is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is known for its scenic views, volcanic activity, and especially, Kuro-tamago (黒卵 lit. "black egg") — a local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs.The boiled eggs turn black and smell slightly sulphuric. Consuming the eggs is said to increase longevity.add seven years to your life. Yokohama, a Japanese city south of Tokyo, was one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade, in 1859. It contains a large Chinatown with hundreds of Chinese restaurants and shops. It’s also known for Sankei-en Garden, a botanical park containing preserved Japanese residences from different eras, and the seaside Minato Mirai district, site of the 296m Landmark Tower.
The Tsukiji Fish Market, is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is a shopping mall designed with the theme of creating a "theatric al city space." There is a large-scale entertainment facility where you can enjoy many different experiences, and shop for a wide selection of Japan-themed souvenirs.With many authentic Japanese restaurants and convenient access to transportation, DiverCity is an exciting, new destination in Tokyo for overseas visitors! Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Formerly associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, it became independent after World War II. Adjacent to the temple is a 5-storey pagoda, Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Shrine,as well as many shops with traditional goods in the Nakamise Dori. Kokyogaien National Gardens are situated in the center of Tokyo. Originally these were the gardens of the Imperail family and were first opened to public as the National Gardens in 1949. The main area is covered with gravel roads, lawns and the famous Japanese black pines. Definitely worth a visit!
Free at leisure.
Bid farewell to Japan today. After breakfast, transfer to airport for your homebound flight.